August 16, 2007

it's a new day

james brown

in the jungle groove
1986 / polydor
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there's not much i can say about the godfather of soul - everything funky comes back to the man. great track here lifted off the album that gave us "funky drummer" and "give it up (or turn it loose)."

August 15, 2007

never say never


the soulciety funk family "yellow" [compilation]
1993 / soulciety records
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another smokin' track from the yellow soulciety compilation - enjoy!

soul bossa nova


private funktion
2006 / jalapeno
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skeewif are described as the "retropolitan sound of swinging london." this is a cool take on quincy jones' 1962 brazilian jazz classic, cut from the born the jazz movement mix over at royalgroove - check it out here.

August 9, 2007

get it

wilmer & the dukes

wilmer & the dukes
1969 / aphrodisiac records
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originally a cover band (steve miller, rolling stones), wilmer and the dukes formed in the late 50s. except for wilmer, all the members were white, making the band stand out in the all-back clubs they mostly played in. the band only recorded one album, with wilmer providing the sax and vocals, except for this instrumental number.

August 6, 2007

brown sugar


brown sugar [single]
1995 / cooltempo
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d'angelo is well known as a soul/funk producer and performer of enormous talent. this track's from his first album, a stripped back sexy dip into caramel mellowness.

August 5, 2007

oiganio (son numero seis)

bobby matos & the cuban jazz ensemble

chango's dance
1995 / ubiquity (cubop)
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a latin legend, bobby matos is one of the best examples of today's latin jazz scene. released on ubiquity's latin arm CuBop, chango's dance is a classic album, filled with wonderful music moments. definitely seek it out and grab a copy when you find one.

tribute to jb family

the last minister

tribute to jb family 12"
1992 / rec in pause
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funky dance track here from italian artist the last minister, full of jb samples with a juicy, thick groove. similar to jestofunk, and more like it can be found at the very delicious irma records.

stoned again

sound assembly

the acid jazz test - part 2 [compilation]
1994 / moonshine music
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funky acid jazz with a hip hop feel, this record is a good compilation of 90s jazz/funk. nice and laid back.

August 1, 2007

gimme some time [featuring mounam]

mr. president

45T / 12"
2006 / favorite recordings
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french producer patchworks delivers the funky stuff as mr. president. this is a collaboration with favorite recordings, however patchworks impressively wields most of the instruments on the track himself. hard funk in the same contemporary style as the bamboos or quantic.